Our Board

CFPA is grateful for the guidance of our talented, committed and diverse board of directors. Many of the directors have been loyal members of the board since our earliest days, while others have more recently introduced fresh skills and new perspectives to our organization.

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Board of Directors

  • Michael Flood, MBA
    Chair, CFPA Board of Directors

    Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

  • Charlotte Bergheimer, MS 
    Vice-Chair, CFPA Board of Directors; Chair, Governance Committee
    Doctoral Student, Department of Public Health Sciences
    University of California, Davis

  • Allen Ng, MBA
    Treasurer, CFPA Board of Directors; Chair, Finance Committee

    Western Regional Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service
    U.S Department of Agriculture (Retired)
  • Valerie Ruelas, MSW 
    Secretary, CFPA Board of Directors; Chair, Audit Committee of the CFPA Board of Directors
    Director of Community Advocacy for the Diabetes Obesity Program
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    Director of the Community Diabetes Initiative
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

  • Dr. Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
    Chair, Program Committee of the CFPA Board of Directors

    San Francisco General Hospital
    Center for Vulnerable Populations

  • Dr. Baraka Floyd, MD, MSc
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD 
    Associate Professor
    Department of Family and Consumer Sciences,
    California State University, Northridge

  • Vanessa Lieu 
    Chair, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the CFPA Board of Directors

    Wellness Policy Paraprofessional
    San Francisco Unified School District

  • Dr. Raymond Perry, MD, MS
    Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center in Los Angeles

  • Dr. Emma Steinberg, MD
    Pediatric Hospitalist
    Kaiser Permanente

  • Lisa Tadlock, MPA, MA.Ed 
    Public Health Institute Center Wellness and Nutrition

  • Ali Taghavi, MPA, MA 
    Communications and Sustainability Management Analyst

  • Emeritus Council

  • Dennis Kao, MSW, PhD
    Professor of Social Work

  • Jasmine Marrow, MPP 
    Director of Nonprofit Strategy,

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